You would think that Pizza in Hanoi might be the last thing on your mind when there is so much delicious food at every corner. However, there might be a moment you’d want to indulge in some classic comfort food. In this case, we have an answer in this pizza 4P’s Review. Luckily, you can find the inspiring pizza restaurant where the Italian and Japanese worlds meet right in the heart of Hanoi.
About Pizza 4P’s
“What makes this world exciting is nothing but your own mind” is a hidden message behind the logo. This is also a philosophy for the Japanese natives that run this pizza restaurant. They aim to provide a rich experience for every diner from start to finish. On top of that, the 4P’s stand for four passions that are visible on every plate. However, if you are wondering what are the 4P’s. P for passion and there are four different passions in the focus.
When the first restaurant Pizza 4P’s opened its doors, it was a struggle to get fresh mozzarella cheese. In Italy cheese is easily available and present in many dishes, but this isn’t the case in Vietnam. The cheese challenge presented the opportunity to provide high-quality cheese to fulfill the foodies’ dream. So far, 4P’s team perfected 10 different kinds of cheese at their cheese studio close to Da Lat.
Farm to Table
Da Lat region is well known for food production and is a place where fresh produce for Pizza 4P’s restaurant comes from. All greens are grown naturally, without the use of synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. This fact is very important not just for taste preferences but also for the health of the planet. Whatever locals can’t produce is imported directly from Italy; canned tomatoes and Parma ham.
Architects from Japan managed to create a relaxing place that soothes the senses with dark colors and supportive industrial roots. A combination of exposed concrete and small terracotta bricks puts focus on minimalistic furnishings and clever lighting. The main focus of the lower ground is an open kitchen with large pizza ovens. Besides the kitchen action, we liked the meaningful artwork that shined a light on the food origins.
This word represents the spirit of Japanese hospitality which is more than welcoming guests from the heart. It is about providing comfort, and happiness, and delivering the wow factor. All of which we felt during our time at the Pizza 4P’s from start to finish.
Pizza 4P’s Menu
Yes, pizza is in the name of the restaurant and pizza gets a lot of attention, but there is more. You’ll also find numerous pasta dishes and seasonal vegetables all catering to international tastes. An important part of the menu is also the cheese section, where you can have a taste of the house-made goodies. In between, you’ll also find French-inspired mains in addition to some creative dishes. In the end, you’ll find a handful of well-crafted desserts.
In the drinks section of the 4P’s menu, we can draw a parallel with a diverse selection. For those looking for something strong, you can try the Japanese Niida-honke Sake, possibly with cheese as a starter. During the week beer gets special attention for afternoon Happy hours, including 4P’s original beers and sangria. Beer might get a special deal, but wine selection outnumbers it by far. We were especially excited to see natural wine from Italy and the ultimate tummy helper – kombucha.
Like many items on the menu, also kombucha is 4P’s original and comes in a few different flavors. To recharge on a hot day, you can try house-made soda or fresh juice. Naturally, you’ll find popular soft drinks, tea, and coffee. Japanese ONIBUS Coffee is prepared by using AeroPress manual coffeemaker. When we were there, they were offering coffee beans from Ethiopia and Rwanda.
Pizza 4P’s Review
We tried four different flavors with one being pointed in the cheesy direction while the other led to more bold flavor combinations with seafood in the focus. Firstly, we must compliment the cheese, which was wonderful in every way. It was a joy to eat mozzarella and burrata side by side, along with Pharma ham. Then we have to mention the pizza dough because it is difficult to accomplish such delight. We loved the color and light texture of the dough, which might be due to the use of their whey instead of tap water. Our second pizza was split between Calamari Seaweed and Cha Ca. So different and so wonderful for all seafood lovers. We loved the depth and balance of flavors working together in tasty harmony.
We were blown away by the Camembert cheese ice cream, it was way better than expected. Not too sweet and not too cheesy, just perfect. Certainly splendid on its own, but we spared a couple of spoonsful for chocolate pairing. We especially loved the added moisture to the chocolate tart. Although we quickly enjoyed the tart on its own with luscious chocolate filling and refreshing mascarpone lime cream. Our second dessert was chocolate ravioli, with a soft filling that had an intense chocolate taste and reminded us of chocolate fudge.
We can easily say Pizza 4P’s is a must-try restaurant in Hanoi where you’ll get the best pizza in Vietnam. So no wonder there are eight Pizza 4P’s restaurants just in Hanoi. We must compliment Pizza 4P’s for their attention to detail and high-quality ingredients that make a noticeable impact on the final dish. Nowadays, with the supply failures happening everywhere the closed circle from farm to table is just a bonus that allows the restaurant to run. Even though the pizza at Pizza 4P’s ticks all the boxes on the pizza delight list it falls right behind those we had in Italy, Naples. I hope you enjoyed our Pizza 4P’s Review and your dilemma about where to eat pizza in Hanoi is gone.
Pizza 4P’s Review Card
- ATMOSPHERE – 9.4/109.4/10
- FOOD OFFER – 9.7/109.7/10
- PRESENTATION – 9.6/109.6/10
- SERVICE – 9.5/109.5/10
- FOOD TASTE – 9.6/109.6/10
- VALUE – 9.2/109.2/10
Price and Location
Margherita comes at 6,5 USD while the most expensive pizza filled with Parma Ham cost about 17 USD. Here is the link to the location we visited.